It’s getting colder every minute, and the winter has dried up my brains along with the entire city. Not to mention the cold, the fever and the fact that even climbing the stairs upto my room seems tiring now.
My last post was kind of uninspired, so I ended up deleting it (though I’d like to tell my future self not to do delete any more or I’ll end up deleting the whole blog, considering how paranoid I am!)
The past two-three weeks have probably been the least creative times of my life. Frequent holidays, with nothing particular to do, can be terribly boring. I just want to fast forward to next year, so I can be super-busy again!
A couple of minutes back I was reading an interview by Keri Smith; exactly the kind of person who can help you get over a creativity block. I came across a sort of a challenge: “Create an “instant sculpture” using whatever you have in front of you right now. (You only have two minutes, GO!) Take a photo of it.”
The two minute time limit didn’t give me, well, time, to wonder about whether I should do it or not and I just went right ahead. And there you go, in little less than the assigned two minutes, I came up with this crazy little ‘sculpture’. It’s a good thing my room is so messy, there was a lot of useful stuff in front of me (there was no cheating involved, mind you).
So it consists of- a bottle of water color and I’ve no idea why it was lying on my desk. That smiley-faced ball is ‘physiotherapy’ for my fractured hand, so I always carry it around with me. The two bottles of water and the big brown jar are from my stash of afternoon snacks (guilty!) and the newspaper that I hardly ever read also came in handy (yes, pun intended)! I’ve decided to name him Mort, since I was reading that book from the Discworld series right before I came across this and because I’m too tired to come up with something else.
Now, the fact that I actually did that challenge is kind of amusing and dorky. But hey, it got me to open my blog after ages; and now, there’s another nice little post that I’ve been meaning to write sitting in my drafts waiting to be edited and published! All thanks to Mort, here. Seeing how this has worked, I might as well start a journal like Keri Smith suggests (she’s awesome, if you’re as artsy as I am, you might want to check her out!!)